Tuesday, August 13, 2013

For my Artist-in-Residence Challenge Project this month, I am excited to use the new IMAGINE Crafts® Vertigo™ film.

"A whole new dimension with Vertigo
Add an optical dimension to your craft projects with Vertigo. A transluscent patterned material, Vertigo reflects and refracts light, creating dazzling visual effects. Available in 6 patterns and 2 sizes. Great for cards and mixed media projects!" -- from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko's® website
View the introductory video for Vertigo

Combining the new Vertigo™ with a Stampotique® stamp, Authentique® Papers' Thrilling paper collection, and IMAGINE Crafts'®/Tsukineko's® StazOn™ Solvent Ink, I am in Halloween heaven!

I laid the Vertigo™ film piece on a wax sandwich paper to protect the craft table. Using various StazOn™ ink colors, I applied the colors to the 'rough' side of the Vertigo™ film sheet with my IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™. (When you feel the sheet, one side will be more smooth than the other side which has a very slight texture to it.) The more layers of color, the less rubbing. Between layers, I used my craft heat tool from a distance on the Vertigo™ film so I wouldn't have to wait for each layer to completely dry. (Be very careful not to apply the heat directly to the film because it will do funny stuff that you may not like!) It's interesting that the 'top' color applied still shows through!

On the 'smooth' side of the Vertigo™ film, I stamped the 'Glimmering Hope' image from Stampotique® with StazOn™ in Jet Black. After it had dried, I placed the sheet inside an embossing folder from mpress®, "Heather Border" rectangle frame.

With detail cutting scissors, I 'fussy-cut' around the edges before layering the Vertigo™ film onto a piece of red mirracard card stock. I thought the reflections off of the mirracard would go well with the reflections off of the Vertigo™ film.

I used zot dots in each corner of the Vertigo™ top to hide the adhesive, as well as some left-over brad Halloween embellishments I had from last year. The mirracard card stock was then adhered to a piece of Authentique's Thrilling card stock from their 6x6 bundle; what's nice is that the top of each sheet has a small strip of another design in the bundle. The base card is from Fabriano®.

What I liked about this project is the ethereal look the Vertigo™ film gave the stamped image. She reminds me of a 'ghost' through a window of a haunted house or a dusty old mirror inside.

by Debbie Gaetz
Artist-in-Residence for IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®

Thank you for stopping by to say 'boo!"

I'll be back with another Halloween project for IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® later this month. I hope you'll leave a comment telling us what you think about the new Vertigo™ film!

Supplies used:
  • IMAGINE Crafts® Vertigo™ Film
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn™ Solvent Ink in Jet Black, Pumpkin, Mustard, Olive Green, Cactus Green, Rusty Brown
  • IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™
  • Authentique® 6x6 paper bundle:  Thrilling
  • Stampotique® stamp:  Glimmering Hope #6047
  • mpress® Embossing Folder:  Heather Border
  • Mirracard card stock in Red from The Paper Cut
  • Fabriano® paper
  • Zots
  • 3-M double-sided adhesive
  • Halloween brads:  unknown


  1. She looks awesome on that background! Great tutorial.

    1. Thank you! She was fun to do . . . you'll have to get the Vertigo film when it's available late next month. If you're unable to locate it, we'll be selling it at Art 'n Soul in Lacey WA and I'll be happy to do a mail order for you. You'll love it!

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